This rare WWII British film shows the operation of a Sea Fort, a fortified tower equipped with anti-aircraft guns and heavy artillery. These so-called Maunsell Forts were built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They were operated as army and navy forts, and named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities including pirate radio broadcasting. One of the... Topics: World War II, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Maunsell Forts, War, Film, Coastal Defense And...
Produced by the governments of the USA and Britain, "Eve of Battle" is a photographic record of the Allied Expeditionary Forces as they embarked upon the D-Day landings in Occupied France. Starts with amazing footage of German bunkers and coastal installations, and shows the formation of the gigantic invasion force with its multi-national components. The film concludes with vivid footage of June 6, 1944 and the invasion force arriving on the beaches. This film is part of the... Topics: World War, Invasion, Newsreel, World War II, Normandy Landing, England Channel
Created by the Western Massachusetts Electric Company "Pioneering with Power" presents an early view of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. It was by most accounts a very successful power plant -- at one time Vermont Yankee supplied nearly one-third of all electricity consumed in Vermont, contributing significantly to the environmental quality of the state's electric portfolio, which had the lowest carbon footprint of any state in the nation. In 1954, a consortium of 11 New... Topics: Nuclear Reactor, Atomic Power, Yankee Nuclear Power, Nuclear reactor, Atomic Power, Atomic Physics,...
Undated promotional video for Abercrombie & Kent barge cruises of England and France. Topics: vhs, barge cruises, tourism, travel, England, France Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
"Throughout her long and brilliant career in opera and on the concert stage, soprano Eleanor Steber almost singularly defined the ideal American singer. Blessed with a naturally gorgeous tone, vibrant, and rich in color, she added to this an unfailing technique and supreme musicianship which enabled her to move easily from style to style....pure legato and accuracy of intonation made her an unparalleled interpreter of Mozart...." Topics: vhs, New England Conservatory, Voice of Firestone, Classic Performances Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
byFederal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
On WPA relief operations in New England. Reel 1, hurricane and tidal waves hit the Long Island coast in Dec. 1938. The hurricane and flood waters rage across New England. Derailed trains, felled trees, damaged homes, flooded streets, and other evidences of the catastrophe are shown. Coast Guard crews rescue stranded citizens. WPA and CCC units erect sandbag levees. Reel 2, WPA director Harry Hopkins arrives at Providence, R.I., to survey damage. WPA units deliver food and medical supplies by... Topics: Civilians, Floods, Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd) 1890-1946, Hurricanes, Long Island (N.Y.),...
This episode of "The Big Picture" focuses on the armies of the United States, with a special focus on the First Army and the eight states that are included in its territory. At this time First Army operated to induct, train and support soldiers including the National Guard. The episode begins with a tour of Fort Jay, located on Governors Island near New York City. Fort Jay is the oldest defensive structure on the island. It was built to defend Upper New York Bay, but has served... Topics: Television Program, The Big Picture, United States, U.S First Army, New York, Governors Island, New...
byJackson, Gordon, 1923-1990; Marlborough Day Hospital (London, England)
"Made with the cooperation of the Marlborough Day Hospital, St. John's Wood, London."Date is production date SummaryDescribes the work of Dr Joshua Bierer, who extended the day-hospital concept for treatment of emotionally disturbed children. Depicts the center's facilities and the basic idea behind it. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Marlborough Day Hospital (London, England), Child Development... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation